Saturday, October 16, 2010

"It's Kind of a funny story"

Hey Blogites, just today I saw a movie with my family and after 2 weeks of not updating, I thought that to try to get back in the swing of things I would blog about this pretty good movie.

So basically it's about a guy who checks himself into a mental ward, and meets people, and discovers stuff about himself in the process. Pretty interesting idea for a movie, and it goes actually really well. Honestly, I'm the type of reviewer who can't say much about a movie without giving it away, and this movie is TOO good to even try to talk much about it. 

But really, my reaction: I enjoyed it, but as all good movies with a romantic subplot (omg, romantic subplot!? YOU GAVE IT AWAY! ok seriously, very few movies DON'T have a romantic sideplot), it made me kinda sad at the ending. I hate to admit it, but I'm a hopeless romantic, and even more hopelessly single with an unsure ending in sight. I have crushes and possible leads but honestly it's tough.

From movies to myself, eh, blogs do that anyway, deal:
I'm Jewish (insert 5001 jokes about jews, hitler, etc, I've gotten them all and I don't really care), and the tough part about my Jewishness is that my family is Orthodox. Now, people don't really know what this means besides cliches, well let me tell you how my romantic life is stemmed and you can decide.
  1. The MOST important, I have to marry a Jew. Not an option. This means that the dating pool is closed down to 2% or something. We may seem everywhere, but really, there's not that many of us and we're spread out.
  2. Because I have to marry jewish, I obviously "Can't date a nonjew", not that it hasn't stopped me before, but I'm tired of the heartbreaks and etc, and I guess I'm looking for Ms. Right, or however you spell it. 
  3. Because I'm looking for Ms. Right, shit is tough. 

Tl;dr: Shit's tough.

Anyway, for talking about a movie, this post got pretty personal. Ah well, so be it. Hope you guys don't mind introspective rather than extrospective (who cares if that isn't a word.)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The first of many critiques: Professor Layton

Maybe it's because I finally finished the third game the other day, maybe because I saw an ad for the game on tv today (which, the ads are, in my opinion, a bit odd,) maybe it's because I know I have very little else to talk about once I am in love with a certain thing, be it a phrase, a game or a tv show.

Either way, today is all about Layton.

Professor Layton and the Curious Village was released about two years ago, and it was received at first a bit confusedly, but then it was loved. Combining adventure and 'brain-training' in the form of puzzles that could be found in the environment or dispensed by the characters, the game was the first of it's kind to present logic with a story. The story is deep in a sense that it draws you in with it's characters, and then all the sudden presents a serious problem within the first few minutes. The game has a great way of keeping you guessing, presenting new information and plot-puzzles that make you need to know what's going to happen.

I played this game only this year, so yes, I am a bit behind the times, but it was amazing and I enjoyed it very much, enough to get the second game and the third as well when it came out in America. While some of the plot points are similar, the presentation is amazing and the journey even more so.

There are some negatives, however, it's hard to tell where all the puzzles and hint coins are, where hint coins allow you to buy a hint that can range from puzzle-solving to needless information. Some of the puzzles will show up at a special place, but some hint coins are lost to you forever during a play through. the majority of puzzles are however not too hard to find, and the game gets you used to looking in esoteric areas for both puzzles and coins.

What I always find funny about the games is the 'puzzle-lock' that tends to show up, or an interruption to get one more good puzzle in during a cut scene. It makes sense because the world is puzzle based, at least towards the main characters. Probably this is because Layton is renowned for his puzzle solving rather than his true profession which is archaeology.

Anyway, if you haven't gotten into these games, I strongly suggest you do, the plots are fun, the puzzles range from easy to difficult as hell, which is perfect for this kind of game, and even though the re-playability is virtually non-existent, it's still a great experience to play through.

Last thing, to those who didn't read the white text in the last post and were indeed expecting porn well...

You should probably look closer next time.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Dat first post

Ahoy there internet surfers and avast and all that good junk. Welcome to Ridiculousness and chicanery, the blog where I talk about stuff that may or may not matter to you.

Post 1 is alll about well...
me. the blogger.

I know, I know, exciting and critical stuff right? If you're new and actually reading the archives, you can skip this one, it's pointless, no seriously...

I'm waiting....

Are they gone?


Now that that's done and gone with, let's talk about bloggery and stuff.

I started this blog for not so very great purposes, but because I am so dedicated to providing the internets with wholesome (cough) material and having a proper blog, I am deciding to post consistently about life, gaming, and other weird stuff I find pertinent.  That's really about it, I  mean, I could go all into my life right now and talk about how I'm a 22 year old who goes to some college somewhere and has unrealistic adventures that actually happen...

Or I could actually get to my homework and write an entire 4-6 minute informational speech about ham. Honestly I don't know what I'm going to talk about and it's due on Monday and I'm probably going to be going ON Monday, so I should probably get to that... sometime. Oh and pick up my car from a side street.

Yeah, so as you can see, I kinda ramble a bit, but that's because first posts ANYWHERE suck. If I deliver quality material now you'll all be thinking 'wow, that blogger over there, he was good, but now he just... ugh.' So, now I can aim higher in each subsequent post, mwahahah.

That said, the next post is about Porn.

Totally joking of course, you fool.